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Recommended Reading: Inside the PlayStation 5 with Mark Cerny

PlayStation 5 uncovered: The Mark Cerny tech deep dive Richard Leadbetter, Eurogamer If you#39;re craving even more explanation on the PlayStation 5 than lead architect Mark Cerny shared during his in-depth chat a couple weeks ago, get comfy. Eur...

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The Morning After: Apple‘s iPad turns 10

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Engadget#39;s review of the first iPad ten years ago lauded its potential, even if the first version of tablet software couldn#39;t do much for one#39;s productivity. Since then, Apple has slowly gotten aroun...

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‘Artemis Fowl‘ will debut on Disney+

Disney has adjusted the theatrical release dates for its biggest upcoming movies this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, except for Artemis Fowl. Instead of pushing back its opening date from May 29th to a later one, the entertainment giant won#3...

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Skype rolls out ‘Meet Now‘ calls that don‘t need a a sign-up or installation

With people forced out of their offices and schools to avoid spreading coronavirus, there are more video calls going on than ever. However, a significant chunk of the action has gone to Zoom, and not Skype, Microsoft#39;s product that has been at th...

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Google rolls back Chrome feature that blocks cross-site tracking

Google is temporarily rolling back a feature it launched with Chrome 80 to make sure it doesn#39;t break websites in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Back in February, the tech giant started enforcing a new cookie classification system that wa...

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Apple‘s latest acquisition could help Siri understand what you‘re saying

The battle between AI voice assistants continues to rage on, and now Apple has acquired a tech firm, Voysis, that is all about helping computers understand natural language. As reported by Bloomberg, the firm#39;s now-deleted website said it could p...

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FCC, FTC give providers 48 hours to block COVID-19 scam robocalls

The US government#39;s quest to fight robocalls is taking on added urgency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC and FTC have demanded that gateway providers cut off COVID-19-related scam robocalls of overseas origin within 48 hours or else fa...

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Blackmagic‘s pro livestreaming switcher can broadcast without software

If you#39;re devoted enough to livestreaming that you want the kind of features you#39;d expect from a TV studio, Blackmagic might have your back. It#39;s releasing the ATEM Mini Pro, an enhanced version of the ATEM Mini switcher that#39;s focus...

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Porsche‘s virtual race series starts tomorrow with pro drivers at the wheel

It#39;s not just multi-manufacturer racing leagues like NASCAR going digital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Porsche is livestreaming its Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition starting on April 4th at 10AM Eastern, when drivers take to a digital version o...

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The forgotten dream of second-screen gaming

The original iPad came out on April 3rd, 2010, at a time when most smartphone manufacturers were making the awkward transition from full QWERTY keyboards to touchscreen-only devices. Apple sold 1 million iPads in that first month, and by the end of 2...

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The latest iPad Pro disables mics when its case is closed

These days, any connected device with a microphone could arguably be treated with suspicion, from smart speakers to phones to computers. Apple helped to address privacy concerns in 2018 by adding a feature that disconnects MacBook microphones when th...

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Deadpool is Fortnite‘s latest playable crossover cameo

While he#39;s been in the periphery of the game since the start of the current season, Deadpool is finally making his way to Fortnite proper. If you purchased this season#39;s battle pass, you can obtain the skin by finding the mercenary#39;s two...

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This week‘s best deals: Sonos speakers, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and more

As another week comes to a close, we‘re recapping the deals you can still grab now. A major highlight is Sonos‘ sale on a trio of speakers - the Beam, the One, and the One SL - that brings prices down to Black-Friday lows. Gamers can grab a 6-month X...

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Ten years in, a look at the iPad killers that weren‘t

Apples original iPad went on sale ten years ago today, which means that its been ten years since people finally started taking tablets seriously. Hyperbole? Not really.The idea of a tablet computer had been kicked around for years, fueled in large...

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SoundCloud has a new way to help users directly support musicians

Musicians who rely on concert ticket sales are hurting -- shows across the world have been cancelled, leaving bands with little recourse. Thankfully, platforms like Bandcamp and SoundCloud have been softening the blow. The latter is allowing musician...

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Twitter is rushing to verify health experts

Twitter is making good on its promise to verify more health experts. Since the company said it would expand verification two weeks ago, more than 1,000 accounts have received the coveted blue checkmark, according to a company spokesperson. The accoun...

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FCC approves 200 million plan to fund COVID-19 telehealth services

The FCC has approved 200 million in telehealth funding for healthcare providers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. With federal funding made available through the CARES Act, the COVID-19 Telehealth Program will help providers pay for the broadb...

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A sequel to beloved indie game ‘Rogue Legacy‘ is in the works

What at first seemed like a potential April Fool#39;s joke has turned out to be real: almost seven years after the original came out, Cellar Door Games has confirmed it#39;s working on a Rogue Legacy sequel. The indie studio didn#39;t share a rele...

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Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub review: Backyard grillmaster training

WiFi-enabled pellet grills are a backyard luxury for aspiring pitmasters. They not only allow you to remotely monitor temperature, but to adjust settings from your phone. However, they#39;re a significant investment, and not everyone is keen on usin...

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Engadget readers look back on the original iPad

Today is the tenth anniversary of the iPad, which means you are probably not reading this post on an original iPad. After all, 10 years is a long time in the world of tech and you‘ve probably moved on to bigger and better things by now, like the mos...

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Google Fi temporarily increases data limits to 30GB per month

Like the major telecom providers, Google recognizes that people are spending more time on their phones during the coronavirus pandemic. To help meet that demand, Google Fi is doubling the data its customers can use before they are downgraded to 2G sp...

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Tribeca Film Festival is bringing its VR films to Oculus headsets

Just like pretty much every other event for the foreseeable future, the Tribeca Film Festival isn#39;t taking place as it normally would after organizers postponed it from April. However, the festival is joining SXSW in making some of its programmin...

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Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub review: grillmaster training

WiFi-enabled pellet grills are a backyard luxury for aspiring pitmasters. They not only allow you to remotely monitor temperature, but to adjust settings from your phone. However, they#39;re a significant investment, and not everyone is keen on usin...

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Lyft will provide free scooter rides to critical workers

Last week, Lyft announced that it would provide free bike rides for healthcare workers in New York City, Chicago, the Bay Area and Boston who are helping to keep the public safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The company is expanding its efforts to...

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